Bretton Woods

Apr
24
How Russia bossed the room at Bretton Woods

How Russia bossed the room at Bretton Woods

Earlier this week Russia essentially vetoed [https://www.reuters.com/world/imf-steering-committee-will-skip-communique-after-russia-blocked-consensus-2022-04-21/] the joint agreement at the IMF’s spring
8 min read
Apr
11
Bretton Woods: could we do it all over again today?

Bretton Woods: could we do it all over again today?

A few years ago I wrote a book [https://www.edmundconway.com/books/thesummit/] about the Bretton Woods conference of
4 min read
Feb
25
When crunch talks go wrong

When crunch talks go wrong

It’s a little-known fact that John Maynard Keynes was dosed up on mind-altering drugs when he carried out one
5 min read
May
30
How One Drunken, Chaotic Meeting Shaped Western Capitalism

How One Drunken, Chaotic Meeting Shaped Western Capitalism

The Bretton Woods conference may have happened 70 years ago but it was the most important agreement in economic history.
7 min read